Arslan thanks his parents for unconditional support

Arslan Goni, who made his Hindi film debut last week is keen on exploring different mediums of creative art

tv Updated: Nov 02, 2017 17:37 IST
Anjali Shetty
Anjali Shetty
Hindustan Times, Pune
Arslan Goni,Aly Goni,Jia Aur Jia
Arslan Goni was seen in Jia Aur Jia opposite Kalki Koechlin and Richa Chaddha

Arslan Goni’s tryst with dramatics and acting began when he was in school. The Kashmir-born actor recalls one such incident where he was blinded by the bright lights on stage. “I was introduced to the world of dramatics back in boarding school. I remember getting completely blinded because of the sharp lights. I am glad I have grown as an actor since then,” says Arslan.

Related to television actor Aly Goni, Arslan comes from a family of lawyers and studied law too. “I always wanted to get into the creative field. However, I wasn’t too sure of how to break the news to my family. Luckily, they took it sportingly and I came to Mumbai to pursue a career in films. Aly and my parents have stood by me and supported me throughout,” he says.

The actor will be next seen in an untitled film opposite Sanjay Dutt’s niece, Nazia Hussain. “I am open to television and web. For me, content is king and the medium is never a problem. So, any good project with good content will definitely be a go ahead for me,” he says.

He adds that cinema is a director’s medium and as an actor one has to listen to the director. He explains, “There are times when you feel let down or upset. But you have to keep doing your work and keep feeling alive. You will eventually get what you are worth.”

First Published: Nov 02, 2017 17:36 IST